Comment 48861

By Jacob_S (anonymous) | Posted October 05, 2010 at 20:16:29

I agree with z Jones.

I don't care what area of the city you're from, but intensification and density have become the name of the game in Ontario. Lots are supposed to be smaller, houses closer together, more multi-unit housing, townhouses, condos, apartments, etc. etc. That is the mandate from the province because we cannot continue building sprawl forever.

Up the street from me they turned a former school into, what in the opinion of many was far too many townhouses. Are there issues with street parking we didn't have before? Yes. Is it a disaster? Not by any stretch of the imagination.

Yes, they appear to be proposing to double the density (based on what I've read here) is having 4 more vehicles in your neighbourhood really that horrific? (8 instead of 4?)

Don't rely on city hall to fight your battles for you, especially if the issue is intensification, because you WILL lose at the OEB, especially against such a small scale (low density) project.

Just be happy you're not facing a large scale development like at the Chedoke Brow. Now there's something worth being concerned over.

Your neighbourhood is changing. You can accept it, or you can fight it. But this is not a fight that you will win in the long term. Sure maybe you can delay some of the larger developments, but you won't hold them off forever. So while I wish the best of luck to those of you who want to fight it, don't be surprised if you lose.

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